Comparison - Volkswagen Touareg V6 Executive 2018 - vs - BMW X3 M40i 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
60,195
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
54,500
Updated: 
21 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.40gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Oak Brown Metallic
#281F1A
Canyon Gray Metallic
#595B58
Dark Flint Metallic
#374142
Deep Black Metallic
#000000
Moonlight Blue
#202E37
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D8D8D8
Sand Gold Metallic
#A69F95
Reef Blue Metallic
#243551
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Chestnut Brown Metallic
#7F503E
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
#2D4573
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Jet Black
#4F5055
Melbourne Red Metallic
#9A2627
Mineral Silver Metallic
#706D68
Mineral White Metallic
#7B7F89
Space Gray Metallic
#787880

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The original Volkswagen Touareg was famous for offering a 5.0-litre V10 diesel engine that made it one of the most powerful models in its class.

Pros
Good value
Copes well in the mud
Smart interior

Cons
Depreciation worries
Hybrid isn’t economical
Can’t carry seven

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The VW Touareg has been a constant for Volkswagen since 2003. It was the firm’s very first off-roader, and paved the way for the now four-strong SUV line-up. However, with the current car more than eight years old, VW thought it high time the mainstay was given a complete overhaul.
So, for 2018, the Touareg is new from the ground up. It is 77mm longer and 44mm wider than before, and it sits on the VW Group’s flagship MLBevo platform. That means it shares many of its internals with cars such as the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, as well as high-end models like the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The 2018 BMW X3 ventures into M territory, but doesn’t lose sight of its SUV duties.

Pros
Nimble, sedan-like handling
Excellent interior space and storage
Great turbo-6 powertrain
Standard all-wheel drive
M40i a blast to drive

Cons
Base 6.5-inch infotainment display
Forward-collision warnings an option
World’s most expensive Apple CarPlay
Off-road? More all-weather

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Though it has sporty handling, powerful engines, and roomy seats, the fully redesigned 2018 BMW X3 is only a midpack luxury compact SUV. Its drawbacks include a higher-than-average starting price and fewer standard features than the competition.

Pros
Agile handling
Strong engine lineup
Spacious cargo area and cabin
Premium interior

Cons
Above-average starting price
Minimal standard luxury features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.00L
Torque: 
266ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
Horsepower: 
280hp
at 6 200rpm
355hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
39.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Electric Power Steering
Cooled Storage Compartment
Extended Cabin Heating
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
188.80in
186.10in
Width: 
76.40in
74.70in
Height: 
68.20in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.00in
Front Track: 
65.00in
Rear Track: 
66.00in
Wheel Base: 
113.90in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
41.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
36.70in
36.40in
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.80in
57.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.70in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
64.00cu.ft
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7716lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
32.10cu.ft
28.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.00degrees
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
26.00degrees
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4696.00lbs
4230.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10-way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
10 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
10-Way Power Driver Seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Sport Front Seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Heated
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Extended cabin heating
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Cooled storage compartment
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
620 Watts Stereo Output
Dynaudio Premium Brand Speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 Total Speakers
205 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 9.5 In
19 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake drying
Self-leveling headlights
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
M Sport brakes
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
LED Headlamp
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
3-point safety belts with force limiters and head restraints at all seating positions
Adaptive headlights
Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Premium Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack
Roof Edge Spoiler
Splash Guards
Trailer Hitch Extras
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/All-Season Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Gray Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Trailer Hitch
Interior Options: 
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Luggage Net
First Aid Kit
Front Ventilated Seats
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Wireless Charging
Heated Front Seats
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Active Cruise Control
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Heated Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#101010
Black Anthracite, leatherette
#B4A599
Cornsilk Beige, leatherette
Color: 
Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#010101
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#1A1A1A
Black Nevada, premium leather
#070707
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#0B0B0B
Ivory White Nevada w/Red Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#C1C0BE
Mocha Nevada w/Orange Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#544F4C
Oyster Nevada, premium leather
#ADAAA1
Saddle Brown Nevada, premium leather
#816A5A
Sand Beige/Black Nevada, premium leather
#B8AB98